Signatures and intials security  SOLVED

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Signatures and intials security

Post by ewatier2 » Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:09 pm

Hi,

i'm using the "Protect -> Signature and initials" feature in PDF Xchange Editor and I'm not to sure how to secure the signature.

Once I validate the signature and save the document. If I reopen the document I can delete the signature or move it around the document. Is there a way to easily protect it as for a digital signature ?

Thanks,

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Re: Signatures and intials security

Post by TrackerSupp-Daniel » Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:24 pm

Hello ewatire2,

Which function are you using for signing? The "Sign Document" function or the "Signatures and initials" function?
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If the Sign document function is being used, it should not be possible to move the signature, and during placement you can choose which types of security can be placed.
If you are using the Signatures and Initials function however, these are effectively stamps, and do not apply any security when placed. I would advise applying password security to the document in that case. You can do this from the document properties (Ctrl+D) under the security category.

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Re: Signatures and intials security

Post by ewatier2 » Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:27 pm

Thank you.

Indeed, I'm using the "signature and initials" function. I'm trying to figure out how to have a "handwritten style" signature with security

without having to add a password to the document. I tried editing the digital signature to refer to a "handwritten signature file" but I

haven't quite figured out how to edit the size of the signature. Do you know how to work this out?

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Re: Signatures and intials security

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:35 pm

Hello ewatier2,

If placing a digital signature not in a pre-existing signature field - you should be able to drag with the mouse to make it the size you want it to be.

Also - have you seen this KB article on how to create your hand written signature with transparency, and then use it for digital signing?
https://www.tracker-software.com/knowle ... ent-stamps

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Re: Signatures and intials security

Post by ewatier2 » Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:08 pm

Hi,

Unfortunately, I am not able to drag with the mouse to make the digital signature the size I want it to be. I'm trying this in a blank document and I am not able to change the size.

In regards to your second comment:

"Also - have you seen this KB article on how to create your hand written signature with transparency, and then use it for digital signing?"

I really like this feature but as your colleague Daniel mentionned in a previous post the "Signature and initial" function is a stamp and the security is not quite what we're looking for. Unless there's something I'm missing out?

Thanks,

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Re: Signatures and intials security

Post by TrackerSupp-Daniel » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:39 pm

Hello ewatier2,

Can I ask what build of the editor you are currently running? you can check this under help > about.

In the current latest version, it is most definitely possible, as Stefan mentioned, to click and drag when initially placing the signature field, so long as you are using the "sign documents" function I mentioned before, and no other empty signature fields exist in the document already.
Regards his second comment, I do believe that he had missed that part of my post, so allow me to apologize in his place for that.

the only other way that this could be done is by creating an image from the stamp you had used earlier, there are a number of services which can do this online, but if you wish to use your existing signature, you would simply need to palce it in a document, then crop that document down and use the function on the convert tab, so export it into a JPG or PNG format.

With that file, you can use the Manage button in the signature dialog:
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in here, select the template you wish to edit and click Edit:
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Following that, choose Custom icon and select the image you just created:
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I hope this helps!
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Re: Signatures and intials security

Post by ewatier2 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:17 pm

Hi,

I'm using Version 7.0 (build 328.2).

Is it the right version to be able to format the digital signature?

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Re: Signatures and intials security

Post by Dimitar - Tracker Supp » Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:50 pm

Hello ewatier2,

Our latest version is 8 but in 7.0.328.2 you can set custom icon too.

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Re: Signatures and intials security

Post by ewatier2 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:28 pm

Hi,

Indeed I can add a custom signature but I am not able to resize the image afterwards. Is that only possible with version 8 ?

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Re: Signatures and intials security  SOLVED

Post by TrackerSupp-Daniel » Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:51 pm

Hello again,

Unfortunately it is not possible to adjust the size of the image afterwards, the only way to alter the size of the image present in a signature is upon placement (using the click and drag method mentioned before), and even this can only be done if there is not already a signature field present. In cases where a signature field is present the entire content of the signature will be fit into the size of the signature field that is present.

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Re: Signatures and intials security

Post by ewatier2 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:09 pm

Thank you for your responses. Not sure it will respond to our need but will look into it.

Have a good one.

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Re: Signatures and intials security

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:50 am

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